Guardiola makes big statement to Mourinho after Carabao Cup victory over Man United

Guardiola makes big statement to Mourinho after Carabao Cup victory over Man United

– Pep Guardiola has revealed that he is not bothered about playing Tottenham in the finals of the Carabao Cup

– Man City defeated rivals Man United in the semis courtesy of goals from John Stones and Fernandinho

– Guardiola will take on his biggest rival Mourinho in the final aster Spurs dispatched Brentford in the other semis

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Pep Guardiola made it through to his fourth consecutive Carabao Cup final following the 2-0 win over Man United at Old Trafford.

The Citizens will play Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the finals in April which promises to be a blockbuster because of the two managers involved.

However, the Spanish boss told BBC in a post-match conference that he is not concerned about his opponents in the finals as the match is set to hold in the next three months.

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Pep Guardiola says City will not worry about Tottenham after win over United

Pep Guardiola says City will not worry about Tottenham after win over United.
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“[The final] is not next week, the game will arrive at the final. We will be in the best possible condition. Tottenham are a top team but we won’t think about it yet.”

Guardiola dedicated the victory over their city rival to the late Man City legend Colin Bell who recently passed on.

“It’s for Colin Bell and his family. He helped to build something special for this club. It’s an incredible victory for us to beat United away and it was for him absolutely.”

Speaking of his team’s performance against the Red Devils Guardiola revealed he was impressed with their performance coming from a comprehensive win over Chelsea at the weekend.

Guardiola added:

“The team is ready and it was an outstanding performance. We dipped a little bit in the second half, we were tired after the game at Stamford Bridge but when the team has this mentality they can do something incredible. It’s not the Champions League but four times in a row to reach the final – I’m so impressed.

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“I think that was our first goal from a set-piece. Lately, we have been close to scoring on set-pieces and tonight we scored two goals.

“It’s about the consistency. We didn’t have a proper pre-season and that’s why we need a little bit of time but I think we are already there.”

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Meanwhile, also reported that Manchester City qualified for the Carabao Cup final for the fourth time in a row as they beat Man United 2-0 at Old Trafford.

It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second straight Cup defeat to Pep Guardiola side as the Citizens edged their rivals at the Theatre of Dreams.

John Stones and Fernandinho scored two second half goals to confirm City’s place in the final of the EFL Cup.

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